Judge delays case for talks on Sheridan home
TALKS are continuing in a High Court case brought by film director Jim Sheridan and wife Fran over alleged defects in works to their luxury seafront home.
The Sheridans claim they are facing serious financial problems arising out of the alleged defective works to 'Martha's Vineyard', Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Dublin.
They have brought a €4m lawsuit against a number of companies involved in the project, claiming the works have resulted in water seeping into their home.
All claims are denied.
Before the case was due to open yesterday, John Gordon acting for an architects firm, one of the eight defendants, asked for time for discussions.
Later yesterday, Mr Justice Brian McGovern was told by Eoin McCullough for the Sheridans, that while some progress had been made in the talks, the position would be clearer today as to whether the case would start or not.
The judge adjourned the case until today.
The case is being taken against Simon Hollingworth and Associates Ltd, Amsterdam Road, London; De Blacam and Meagher Architects, St Catherine's Lane West, Dublin, Cementaid (UK) Ltd, Crawley, West Sussex and Cementaid, Clifton House Lower, Lower Fitzwilliam St, Dublin. It is also against Moortown Construction, with offices at Bradford, West Yorkshire; Moortown Construction (Ireland) Ltd, Churchfield, Tourmakeady, Co Mayo; and Walsh & Goodfellow, Consulting and Structural Engineers, Adelaide Chambers, Peter St, Dublin.
An eighth defendant, Gilmac Building Services Ltd, with a registered office c/o Grant Thornton UK LLP, Melton Street, London, has been in liquidation since 2007 and judgment has already been obtained against it in these proceedings.